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Online political engagement using Twitter among Malaysian parliamentary members


Hashim, Kamarul Faizal and Othman, Muhammad Fuad and Atalla, Shadi and Othman, Zaheruddin and Ismail, Solahuddin and Miniaoui, Sami (2019) Online political engagement using Twitter among Malaysian parliamentary members. In: 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICoICT), 24-26 July 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysia.

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Abstract

There is a growing number of studies that highlighted the use of Twitter towards supporting better interaction between the wider audience in a variety of domains (e.g., business, education, and politics). Twitter has been found to be a useful tool to facilitate online engagement between politicians and their followers/voters. The aim of this study is to examine the political engagement using twitter among Malaysia Parliamentary members. 26,293 tweets posted by 12 parliamentary members were extracted. Social network analysis technique was used to analyze the data. The findings show that the Malaysia parliamentary members used Twitter to engage with its followers and voters. However, the platform was not utilized to its full capacity. This paper ends by suggesting future directions for this research topic.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: INSPEC Accession Number: 18995317
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysia
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Islamic Business School
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2020 01:23
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2020 01:23
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/26879

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